This was the first year that I have been able to watch the local 4th of July fireworks display from my house in Vanceburg, Kentucky, on the banks of the Ohio River. I enjoyed the show, but it caused some of my redneck neighbors to run and get their guns. They thought that we were being attacked by Ohio!
OK, that really didn’t happen. But it is true that we are under attack every day. We need to understand the nature of spiritual warfare. Paul the apostle says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”—Ephesians 6:12-13.
With God’s help, we can withstand any attack. Are you ready?